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The ANDI Score

When you walk into a Whole Foods Market and go to the produce section, you’ll notice on each sign a strange number.

That number represents what’s called the ANDI Score.  It’s a measurement of the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1000.  The scores are calculated by taking an extensive range of micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals (plant chemicals), etc.  The scale was developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Kale

Kale: Your New Friend with Benefits.

1 is the lowest.  Soda is a 1.

Below is a chart of the highest-ranked vegetables on the planet. Learn ‘em.  Use ‘em.  Love ‘em.

By the way, I personally use kale in just about every smoothie I make, as well as finely chopped in salads.  By itself, it’s like eating green cardboard.  But when you dress it up or mask it, you know you’re getting one of the healthiest foods you can possibly find.

Green VegetablesANDI Score
Mustard/Turnip/Collard Greens1000
Kale1000
Watercress1000
Bok Choy/Baby Bok Choy824
Spinach739
Broccoli Rabe715
Chinese/Napa Cabbage704
Brussels Sprouts672
Swiss Chard670
Arugula559